Improving student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency.

The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) links school districts in Central Oregon to state and national education resources. Our programs help districts minimize duplication of services, preserve their local budgets and receive special programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them.

What types of services do we provide?

We work with our region’s school districts and community partners to provide services for students, families, and educators in these four main categories:

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Children with Special Needs

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School Success


Administrative Services


Information Services

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Snapshot of Programs/Services

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Our Vision

Be a state leader in providing quality services to schools, children and families

Our Mission

Improve student outcomes with Excellence, Equity and Efficiency

Our Motto

Together, Engaging Students to Succeed

Latest News

Meet Marlene Gonzalez, Juntos Aprendemos program manager

Meet Marlene Gonzalez, Juntos Aprendemos program manager

What inspired you to apply for the Juntos Aprendemos manager position? My decision to apply for the Juntos Aprendemos (JA) manager position was not only influenced by a friend, but also by my unique blend of passion for community service and demonstrated commitment...

Meet Kim Young, HDESD substitute teacher

Meet Kim Young, HDESD substitute teacher

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher? Transition times and a desire to contribute to the community. After graduating from the Master of Arts teaching program at Oregon State University in Corvallis, I moved to Bend and chose to work as a substitute for one...

Sue Hayes receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Sue Hayes receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Sue Hayes, special programs administrator, received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Breaking Barriers conference, held on April 24, 2024, where she was recognized for her outstanding contributions in dismantling barriers within the community, particularly for...

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Students are Oregon’s greatest natural resource, and we must invest in their education. High Desert ESD is keeping the Promise of Oregon. To learn more, visit:

The Oregon School Boards Association, a member services organization based in Salem, founded “The Promise of Oregon” campaign in 2014 to focus attention on the accomplishments of Oregon’s kindergarten-14 students and the need to adequately fund public education.

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SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threats.

Call or Text: 844-472-3367

What types of services do we provide?

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Services for Children with Special Needs

We partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.

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School Success Services

We provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortia, grant projects, and student programs.

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Administrative Services

We support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.

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Information Services

We offer a wide range of information technology and instructional support services to both HDESD and school district staff.

Our Central Oregon School District Partners

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We also partner with:

  • Jefferson County 509J School District
  • Black Butte School District
  • Culver School District
  • North Central Counties School District
  • Harney Education Service District


  • Jefferson Education Service District
  • Grant Education Service District
  • Lake Education Service District
  • Southern Oregon Education Service District
  • Umatilla/Morrow Education Service District